ABOUT

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My name is Jon Porteous and I've been cycling for as long as I can remember.  I've been riding road bikes for over 35 years and mountain bikes for over 25 years, so it's fair to say it's more than a 5 minute hobby!

For 10 years I lived in Jersey, Channel Islands, where there is an abundance of cycle shops for an island of only 45 square miles.  In 2016, I moved back to the UK (and Bicester specifically), where I realised that there aren't many places to get my bikes serviced or repaired.  Once you do find somewhere, it's then difficult to book in your bike at a convenient time.  So, in 2018, JP Cycle Services was born.

Cytech is the internationally recognised training and accreditation scheme for bicycle mechanics - I hold Cytech qualifications to the level of Cytech Technician.  I regularly update my training to keep up to date with the developments in the industry.

 

I not only offer my services as a mobile bicycle mechanic in the local area, but I also offer private cycle coaching, Bikeability training in schools and Dr Bike sessions, with guided rides coming in the autumn of 2021.

I hold an enhanced DBS certificate, Safeguarding, First Aid and full public liability insurance.

I hold the qualifications of:

  • Cyctech Technican (Technical Level 2)

  • Cytech Electronic Gear Systems (Level 3)

  • Cytech Hydraulic Brakes (Level 3)

  • Cytech Home Mechanic Plus

  • British Cycling Coach Level 2

  • British Cycling Mountain Bike Coach Level 2

  • British Cycling Ride Leader

  • Level 2 Award in Instructing Cycle Training (National Standards and Bikeability)

  • Outdoor First Aid

  • Safeguarding Training